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Obituaries

Lois S. Rice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Lois S. Rice, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Hanover Terrace Health Care in Hanover, N.H. Lois was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in Hanover, the daughter of Cecil W. Longe and Helen Town Howe. Lois graduated from Woodstock High School in 1950 and worked at the Woodstock Drug Store for a few years. On Oct. 18, 1957, …

Alison B. (Faulk) Curtis

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New London, n.h. — Alison B. (Faulk) Curtis, 82, of Little Brook Road, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the New London Hospital after a sudden illness. She was born in Gloucester, Mass., on Jan. 22, 1932, the daughter of N. Alston and Ruth (Brown) Faulk. She was a graduate of Colby Jr. College in New London and lived in Lynnfield, Mass., for …

Joseph A. Lemois

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. — Joseph A. Lemois, 85, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home in Weathersfield. He was born April 11, 1929, in Taftville, Conn., the son of Edward and Albina (Vincent) Lemois. He received his schooling in Taftville and West Warwick, R.I., where he moved to as a young man. He later moved to …

Howard Dean Barker

Sunday, September 28, 2014

West Lebanon N.H., — Howard Dean Barker, 70, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 26th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by wife, Tracy, cherished sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Joe Davis, four children, Michelle and husband Charles Chamley, Randi Bagley, Ashleigh and …

Susan Turpin

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orford, n.h. — Susan Turpin died on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at age 70 at her home in Orford. Born Susan Virginia Talley in Queens, N.Y., in 1944, Susan was the second of six children. She attended New York City public schools, and obtained a B.A. in Anthropology from …

Louis F. Kannenstine

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Louis F. Kannenstine passed from this earth Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital following a massive hemorraghic stroke. Lou, as he preferred to be called, was born in Houston on June 5, 1938. He was the son of Helen R. and Fabian Miller …

Arthur James Dupont

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Port Orange, Fla. — A graveside service for A.J. Dupont, 25, who died Aug. 11, 2014, in Florida, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Fairlee Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family there, and/or at the Dall home, 52 Breck Hill …

E. Avery Smith

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Canaan, n.h. — E. Avery Smith, 57, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Marian (Hibbard) Parker

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sonoma County, Calif. — Marian Ella (Hibbard) Parker, formerly a Vermont resident, passed away peacefully in Sonoma County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the age of 95. Marian Parker was born in Erving, Mass., the fifth child of Charles William and Marian (Lillie) Hibbard. The family …

Janet L. Sorice

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Janet L. Sorice, 60, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. Jan was born July 29, 1954, in Houston, the daughter of John S. and Helen (Fox) Sorice. She grew up in New Orleans and later moved to Chappaqua, N.Y., where she graduated …

Denise C. Deery

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jefferson, N.H. — Denise C. (Lafortune) Deery, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Jefferson. She was a graduate of St. Louis Academy in Lowell, Mass. Predominately she resided in Tewksbury, Mass. where she was married and later resided in Canaan, N.H. where she raised her family. Her …

Catherine A. “Cate” Beauvais Kirwan

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wolfeboro, N.H. — Catherine A. “Cate” Beauvais Kirwan, 75, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Wolfeboro Bay Care Center, Wolfeboro, where she was a patient. Previously, Cate had resided in both New London, N.H. and Barrington, N.H. Cate’s interests included Bible study, arranging interior designs, …

William Montgomery Drumm

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — William (Bill) Montgomery Drumm, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, after a brief stay at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. He was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Sunbury, Pa., a son of Homer Sylvester and Francis Marion (Tharp) Drumm. William …